ShareQuip Releases JimmyBench Pool Ladder Conversion Kit

Manufactured by ShareQuip, the JimmyBench is a patent-pending conversion kit transforms existing inground pool ladders into safe, convenient swim-out benches that are comfortable for adults and kids alike. Designed and built in the USA, the JimmyBench is the passion project for inventors Tom Masterson, a 40-year pool industry vet and owner of Masterson Pools, and his son Casey.

“My sister, who has a disabled son, moved into a house with a pool that had no stairs—just a ladder in each end,” Masterson explains. “There was no place for her to sit and enjoy the pool with him. And when he needed a rest, the only option was climbing out. Almost every one of our new [and existing] pool construction customers requests a swim-out bench. It’s just hard to do after the fact and expensive. It’s like trying to add a sunroof to a finished car.”

Alternatively, the JimmyBench kit uses existing ladder rails to create a bench that’s two feet wider and a foot deeper than a standard ladder, which makes it an ideal spot for kids to congregate or parents to sit and supervise. It’s sturdy, durable and has a weight rating of 500 lbs, which allows it to comfortably fit up to two adults. It’s also much safer than a standard ladder, making it easier for anyone to get in and out of a pool, even dogs.

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